5.12.2007

All Joosted Up

So I've been using Joost for a few days now. I am totally sold. I do believe this is the future of television. There are two reasons for this. One, like YouTube there is a very broad array of channels and programming to choose from. Two, unlike YouTube the quality is very high. Many feeds on Joost right now have very little granularity.

First, let me say even right now in the Beta stages I was able to spend a few hours watching TV. Currently the programming ranges from National Geographic, to Ren and Stimpy. They have numerous music channels from all over the globe thanks to the International Music Feed, not to be confused with the similarly named International Monetary Fund. There nothing like seeing some French Hip Hop one minute and then Taiwanese dance music the next.

Another benefit which I'm not sure how long it'll last is the limited advertisements, there is occasionally a 5 second ad between feeds, which is quite tolerable. So if nothing else, its worth it to try out since its free there isn't much to lose.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Alan said...

Thanks for the review. I too believe TV, as we now know it, will disappear.

I'd be very interested to discover how you got the service. I have subscribed to their newsletter, but havent heard from them.

Alan

12 May, 2007 20:24  
Blogger Jason said...

I would be very interested as well. I would love to try it out before it gets out of Beta. Any more invites? I would really appreciate it!

jahorne@indiana.edu

12 May, 2007 20:33  
Blogger cclemens31 said...

I actually got a post from gizmodo from my rss reader with an invite to sign up. I'd be glad to send you an invite. Just give me you email and I'll send it out. Thanks.

13 May, 2007 01:44  
Blogger Alan said...

Thanks, I'd greatly appreciate it.

alan53@gmail.com

13 May, 2007 10:32  
Blogger cclemens31 said...

Both invites are sent out. Enjoy!

13 May, 2007 11:39  
Blogger Alan said...

Thank you again. Looks very promising.

Alan

13 May, 2007 16:32  

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